Statoil awards Baker Hughes with integrated drilling services contract for 25 NCS fields
STAVANGER -- Statoil has been awarded Baker Hughes with an agreement to provide integrated drilling services for 25 fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
The agreement will cover the delivery of directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling, logging-while-drilling, mud logging, including 24/7 onshore support and drilling engineering services.
"The agreement contributes to the development of improved drilling efficiency which will ensure cost-efficient drilling through focus on the quality of tools, services and personnel." says head of drilling and well in Statoil, Øystein Arvid Håland. "If we are going to achieve our long-term production goals, we must drill more cost-efficient wells. Hence we need to improve drilling progress and reduce downtime during operation. By awarding the agreement to Baker Hughes, Statoil will benefit from their proven technical expertise and extensive experience on the NCS and we look forward to continuing our long standing relationship with this supplier."
The agreement includes focus on integrated operations (IO) which covers the integration of people, multidiscipline work processes and collaborative technologies to make and execute better decisions quicker. IO is enabled by the use of real time data transfer to achieve more efficient interaction between installations, onshore support groups, experts and other vendors, leading to more efficient drilling operations.
Baker Hughes is currently established on several locations in Norway such as Stavanger, Gulen, Bergen, Kristiansund and Sandnessjøen. In January 2013, the service company will also open a base in Hammerfest supporting operations in the Barents sea.
The integrated drilling services will be performed on the installations Brage, Dagny (optional), Eirin (optional), Grane, Heidrun TLP, Heidrun SS, Kristin Kvitebjørn, Njord, Norne, Morvin Oseberg B/C/Sør, Oseberg Øst (optional), Sleipner, Skuld, Snøhvit, Tyrihans, Troll, Volve, Vega, Veslefrikk, Aasta Hansteen and Åsgard. Work under the contract will commence in third quarter of 2012.